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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Kenya.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, 15–30 cm high, with several stems from base; stems erect, striate, white-pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, entire and obovate to pinnatifid, 2–6 cm long, 0.4–1.5 cm wide (to 3 cm when lobed), attenuate at the base, the margins entire or lobed with narrow lobes to 5 mm long, acute to obtuse and mucronate at the apex, (thinly) pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 3–4 mm long, 3–6 together forming subglobose cymes, few of which form leafy corymbs; stalks of capitula 0.5–5 mm long, pubescent; phyllaries lanceolate, 1.5–2.5 mm long, 0.5–0.7 mm wide, the margins laciniate, the apex laciniate and acute, pubescent; receptacle convex, spinulose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Marginal florets yellow, ± 25, tube 0.8–1 mm long, lobes 3–4, 0.2–0.4 mm wide, style ± 1.2 mm long; disc florets yellow, ± 28, tube 1.5–1.7 mm long, lobes 4–5, 0.5–0.6 mm long (?glandular); anthers 0.9–1 mm long, with triangular appendages; style ± 2 mm long, of which the rather fat papillose triangular arms are 0.3–0.4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes dimorphic, those of the marginal florets slightly obovoid, flattened, 0.7–0.9 mm long, pilose, and those of the central florets obtriangular and ± 0.2 mm long; pappus of 8–11 white setae, those of the marginal florets ± 1 mm long, those of the central florets 1.3–1.5 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland patch in montane scrub; ± 1260 m
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya

Nidorella zavattarii (Lanza) Cufod. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1968 Gillett, J.B. [12921], Kenya K000312267
Jan 1, 1968 Gillett, J.B. [12921], Kenya K000312268

First published in Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 50: 104 (1943)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cufod. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 36: 1085 (1966).
  • Cufod. in Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s. 50: 104 (1943)
  • Wild in Bol. Soc. Brot. sér. 2: 43: 232 (1969).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0